Monday December 21st 2009, 7:57 pm
Bruce Springsteen Goes Twang
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BS Goes Twang

For the latest edition of our Twang Series, I chose to pay tribute to The Boss. The mix features covers of Springsteen-penned tunes by the likes of The Band, Johnny Cash, The Avett Brothers and Townes Van Zandt to name a few. Who should we feature next in our Twang Series? Let us know in the comments after the jump.

Bruce Springsteen Goes Twang:

1. AA Bondy- I’m On Fire
2. Deer Tick- Nebraska
3. Jose Gonzales & Junip- Ghost of Tom Joad
4. Shakey Graves- I’m On Fire
5. Robert Gordon & Link Wray- Fire
6. Patty Griffin- Stolen Car
7. Townes Van Zandt- Racing in the Streets
8. Johnny Cash- Highway Patrolman
9. Manfred Mann- Blinded by the Light
10. Frank Turner- Thunder Road
11. The Avett Brothers- Glory Days
12. The Band- Atlantic City

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Didn’t know most of these versions. Great one from a great series. Thanks!

Comment by Shango 12.22.09 @ 6:43 am

Patterson Hood does an excellent cover of “Darkness on the edge of town” Maybe for part 2?

Comment by TR 12.22.09 @ 11:06 am

What about Frank Zappa?
I really like your …goes twang series. Please go on.


Comment by Willi Salbreiter 12.22.09 @ 3:42 pm

Nice one. Cracker’s version of “Sinaloa Cowboys” would also make a good addition to Vol. 2!


Comment by Basil Hayden 12.28.09 @ 12:55 pm

When I first read this, I thought it was the other way around. Bruce covering these artists…too bad

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